<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=57 en Project Director (PD) Human Rights Connect - Internews Europe - London, United Kingdom http://www.comminit.com/global/content/project-director-pd-human-rights-connect-internews-europe-london-united-kingdom <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Internews Europe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>London, United Kingdom</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 11, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/internews.europe.jpg" alt="Project Director (PD) Human Rights Connect - Internews Europe - London, United K" title="Project Director (PD) Human Rights Connect - Internews Europe - London, United Kingdom" width="100" height="35" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Reports to:</strong> Director of Programmes <br /><strong>Location: </strong>London, UK<br /><strong>Starting date:</strong> May 2015 <br /><strong>Duration:</strong>12 months (with possible extension subject to funding) <br /><strong>Salary range:</strong> £47,000 – 54,000 depending on experience</p> <p><strong>ABOUT INTERNEWS EUROPE</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><br /><a href="http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH17/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INTERNEWS&amp;cws=1&amp;rid=379" target="_blank">Please visit Internews' website to apply</a><Bbr><br />We require candidates to state in their cover letter that they are eligibility to live and work in the UK. <br />Deadline for applications: Wednesday 11th March 2015.<br /><br /></bbr></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/project-director-pd-human-rights-connect-internews-europe-london-united-kingdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/project-director-pd-human-rights-connect-internews-europe-london-united-kingdom#comments United Kingdom (UK) Western Europe Jobs and Training Vacancies Digital Freedom of Information Governance and Democracy Development Assistance Print News/Information News Media Rights by Media Environment by Communication Strategy Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:13:11 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9353889 at http://www.comminit.com Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine Introductions in Low-Resource Countries, 2008 to 2013 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bottlenecks-and-breakthroughs-lessons-learned-new-vaccine-introductions-low-resource-cou <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mchip.png" alt="" title="Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine Introductions in Low-Resource Countries, 2008 to 2013" width="97" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, June 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful communication activities."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/maternal-and-child-health-integrated-program-mchip">Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.mchip.net/node/3256" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MCHIP website</a>, accessed March 4 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bottlenecks-and-breakthroughs-lessons-learned-new-vaccine-introductions-low-resource-cou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bottlenecks-and-breakthroughs-lessons-learned-new-vaccine-introductions-low-resource-cou#comments Congo (DRC) East Timor / Timor-Leste India Kenya Rwanda Senegal Tanzania Uganda Zimbabwe Strategic Thinking Advocacy Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:08:54 +0000 kdevries 9353881 at http://www.comminit.com Executive Producer - BBC Media Action - Dhaka, Bangladesh http://www.comminit.com/global/content/executive-producer-bbc-media-action-dhaka-bangladesh <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Media Action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dhaka, Bangladesh</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-vacant-post-grade"> <div class="field-label">Reference Number (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC/TP/139984/10636 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 16, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/media_action_logo_0.jpg" alt="Executive Producer - BBC Media Action - Dhaka, Bangladesh " title="Executive Producer - BBC Media Action - Dhaka, Bangladesh " width="100" height="34" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Job Introduction</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For more information and to apply click here: <a href="http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Executive-Producer/10636" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Executive-Producer/10636</a></p> <p><br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/executive-producer-bbc-media-action-dhaka-bangladesh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/executive-producer-bbc-media-action-dhaka-bangladesh#comments Bangladesh South Asia Jobs and Training Vacancies Digital Film and Video Live Performance Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print Media and D and G News/Information Radio Television Visual Arts News Media by Media Environment by Communication Strategy by Type of Organisation BBC Media Action Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:28:59 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9353876 at http://www.comminit.com Broadcast Comedy - October 26 - November 13 2015 - RNTC - Netherlands http://www.comminit.com/global/content/broadcast-comedy-october-26-november-13-2015-rntc-netherlands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netherlands</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">Oct 26 2015</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Nov 13 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/broadcast_comedy_course_rntc.png" alt="Broadcast Comedy - October 26 - November 13 2015 - RNTC - Netherlands" title="Broadcast Comedy - October 26 - November 13 2015 - RNTC - Netherlands" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Event/Training Summary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Broadcast Comedy</strong><br /><em>Taking laughter seriously</em><br /><br />Comedy on radio and TV is an essential part of every network’s schedule. This course guarantees you'll always be funny. Even if you're not!<br /><br />The Broadcast Comedy course for comedy writers, directors, producers, commissioning editors and performers gives you the understanding of how comedy works. So that you can produce hit comedy over and over again. You'll be trained by BBC Comedy producers and during the course there will be a large-scale comedy event full of workshops and masterclasses and with many more participants coming in.<br /><br /><strong>Who's it for</strong></p> <p>It is designed for writers, directors, commissioning editors and producers who want to develop their comedy muscles. This course will not train you to be a stand-up comedian.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Registration Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For more information and to apply click here: <a href="https://www.rntc.nl/broadcastcomedy" target="_blank">https://www.rntc.nl/broadcastcomedy</a><br /><br /><strong>Scholarships</strong><br /><br />For the Broadcast Comedy course there are full NFP and MSP (MENA) scholarships available. Applications for these scholarships can be submitted until 27 March 2015. See <a href="https://www.rntc.nl/nfp" target="_blank">https://www.rntc.nl/nfp</a><br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/broadcast-comedy-october-26-november-13-2015-rntc-netherlands#comments Netherlands Western Europe Events Calendar Training Digital Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print Radio Television Visual Arts by Media Environment by Communication Strategy Training, Conferences, Meetings Global Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:51:40 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9353858 at http://www.comminit.com Corruption in Schools Campaign http://www.comminit.com/global/content/corruption-schools-campaign <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/corruption_in_schools.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="69" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Launched by Corruption Watch in late 2013, the Corruption in Schools Campaign is working to encourage public participation in combating corruption in schools in South Africa. Through its online and SMS [text messaging] platforms and other media and communication channels, the campaign: encourages reporting of corruption in the education system; creates awareness of corruption in schools; and shares information, tools, and strategies to help communities hold schools accountable. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Schools Corruption Campaign was initiated when Corruption Watch received 68 reports of school-based corruption in 2012, the organisation's first year of operation, which identified schools as a key intervention site. By the end of December 2013 and following the launch of the schools campaign, the number had increased from 68 reports to more than 600 reports. These reports received from the public indicated that schools were particularly vulnerable to financial mismanagement and corruption in the acquisition of goods and services. Preliminary research showed that these issues were often related to limited knowledge around the procedures for managing schools, particularly amongst parents and members of the governing bodies. These engagements, combined with the reports received by Corruption Watch, resulted in the development of key objectives and strategies for the campaign.<br /><br /></p> <p>The campaign consists of three clusters of activity:</p> <ul type="square"> <li><i>Information Mapping:</i> To better understand the challenges and issues that facilitate corruption within schools, Corruption Watch disseminated a series of publications, advertisements, and radio spots on national and community radio stations to share information about reports already received, while also encouraging the public to provide further information in order to gain a comprehensive picture of the realities faced in the schooling system. This, along with stakeholder consultations, helped identify issues and crucial vulnerabilities in the system that facilitate corruption in schools.</li> <li><i>Production and Dissemination of Educational Material: </i>Based on key priorities identified through the mapping process, Corruption Watch released a series of materials that dealt with key challenges faced by schools. "These include information on the management of schools in general, school financing, and information on the rights of parents and educators in facilitating transparency and accountability. Educational materials were also disseminated through a series of workshops and dialogues that aimed to include a wider audience. Dialogues were held with learners from a number of Gauteng [a province in South Africa] schools and aimed to promote the importance of integrity and accountability." </li> <li><i>Exposing Corrupt Activities in Schools:</i> Based on some of the reports from the public, Corruption Watch investigates selected cases chosen based on available resources and the potential they have to impact attitudes around accountability. The outcomes of these investigations are publicised in media and through Corruptions Watch's social media platforms and on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za" target="_blank">the Corruption Watch website</a>. For example, "an investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption at Thubelihle Primary School in White City, Soweto revealed how vulnerable financial management of schools is to corruption. Findings from the forensic audit of the school's financial books conducted by an outsourced forensic company provided the organisation with a deeper understanding of the importance of financial transparency in schools." Corruption Watch's investigation of Thubelihle Primary school reflects the purpose of the schools campaign, which is to create greater public awareness about corruption in schools and to encourage people to report the various forms of corruption taking place on school grounds. </li> </ul> <p>As part of the campaign, an e-book <a href="http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/sites/default/files/2013/Tools%20to%20fight%20corruption%20at%20your%20school.pdf" target="_blank">Tools to Fight Corruption at Your School</a> was produced to share what has been learned so far. It includes articles and information to help parents address areas of concern in schools. According to Corruption Watch, the National School Feeding Programme is a key concern and so it features strongly in the e-book. The book also includes information about the roles of principals and governing bodies, how no-fees schools work, how schools are categorised for government funding, and how procurement in schools should work. It also includes a set of tools to guide parents in "asking the right questions, addressing the right issues, and holding the right people accountable." The <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/tools-fight-corruption-your-school" target="_blank">website</a> includes additional information to help school communities fight corruption.<br /><br /></p> <p>Children are particularly encouraged to participate in holding schools accountable and become involved in the dialogue. In May 2014, Corruption Watch and Debate Africa brought together learners from 10 high schools in the Free State province to compete in an inaugural Model Youth South Africa challenge contest. "Learners had the opportunity to showcase their organising, campaigning, creative writing, and debating skills for the prize of a computer that was donated by Corruption Watch to the winning school." Learners were selected from 10 schools, and each team of 5 members each had to produce a short video under the theme "My corruption-free school", depicting acts of corruption as they interpret it. The videos are also meant to demonstrate the different teams' corruption-busting methods and their message to encourage fellow learners to pitch in. Part of the challenge also included drafting a policy document outlining key corruption issues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Youth, Education, Rights</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Corruption Watch is a civil society organisation that was launched in January 2012, with the goal to encourage public participation in combatting corruption. Their work is in response to the belief that "corruption is eroding the essential levels of public trust in elected representatives and the public/private sector leaders responsible for managing public resources and the use of public power. Corruption Watch offers a platform for reporting corruption on the internet and through mobile technology. Corruption Watch also uses these reports to develop the evidence necessary to advocate for policy reform." <br /><br /></p> <p>According to Corruption Watch, since the launch of the schools campaign in the latter part of 2013, there has been a marked rise in reports pertaining to schools. "Where whistle-blowers have indicated their relationship to the schools they are reporting on, 36% identify themselves as teachers, followed by school governing body members (26%) and parents (24%)." As well, the "three most often cited types of corruption or fraud that were reported across all provinces are financial mismanagement in schools (44%), theft of funds or goods (24%), and corruption related to tenders or the acquisition of goods and services (16%)." <bR /><br /></p> <p><a href="http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/sites/default/files/CorruptionWatchschoolsreport.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> for the Corruption in Schools report, which presents an overview of the activities and methodology of Corruption Watch's on-going campaign into corruption in schools, the findings of the campaign so far, and recommendations directed at the provincial departments of basic education that can assist with the fight against corruption in schools. <Br /><bR /></p> <p><a href="http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/survey-corruption-schools-rise" target="_blank">Click here</a> to read the results of an independant survey conducted for Corruption Watch to obtain more insight into corruption in schools in South Africa.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/moira-campbell-corruption-watch">Moira Campbell - Corruption Watch</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/patience-mkosana-corruption-watch">Patience Mkosana - Corruption Watch</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/sites/default/files/CorruptionWatchschoolsreport.pdf" target="_blank">Corruption in schools [PDF]</a>, <a href="http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/corruption-schools" target="_blank">Corruption watch website</a>, and <a href="http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/wise-words-young-corruption-busters" target="_blank">Corruption watch website: Wise words from young corruption busters</a> on March 2 2015. </p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/corruption-schools-campaign#comments South Africa Southern Africa Experiences Academic Institutions Advocacy Anti-Corruption Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Print News/Information Education NGOs Rights Youth Democracy and Governance - Africa Communicating with, for and about children Global Africa Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:01:01 +0000 aventh 9353834 at http://www.comminit.com Barriers to Immunization in the Dominican Republic and Mozambique http://www.comminit.com/global/content/barriers-immunization-dominican-republic-and-mozambique <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/5755879430_2e82833b64.jpg" alt="" title="Barriers to Immunization in the Dominican Republic and Mozambique" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2004 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CHANGE Project (<em>no longer in operation</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.manoffgroup.com/documents/sum_mozdr.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 7-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/273801">Natasha Abel - FHI 360 - The CHANGE Project</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> ONE</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/barriers-immunization-dominican-republic-and-mozambique" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/barriers-immunization-dominican-republic-and-mozambique#comments Dominican Republic Mozambique Strategic Thinking Children Evaluation Methodologies MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Government Departments NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:39:39 +0000 kdevries 9353815 at http://www.comminit.com Bingwa Magazine http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bingwa-magazine <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bingwa.jpg" alt="" title="Bingwa Magazine" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Published since 2009, Bingwa magazine for children is intended to be a source of information, advice, and fun for children aged 9-14. It also offers a space for children to speak up and be heard, with a particular focus on fighting corruption and eradicating poverty. Published by Africa Child, the free magazine began as a three-times-per year publication distributed in Kenya and Uganda to encourage children's love of reading; it has since expanded to include more distribution countries and a focus on nurturing integrity for the long-term goal of fighting corruption. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bingwa (which means champion in Swahili, is produced to help "turn its readers into champions by nurturing and interacting with them to encourage a wholesome outlook to learning, a confident and innovative disposition, and to foster them towards becoming socially mature citizens who will contribute positively to the world." Mainly for upper-primary-school students, each issue includes information, comics, and games. The anti-corruption message "is passed across in an easy, conversational and appealing format." Children are invited to submit their writing, poetry, photographs, and artwork for inclusion; in some schools, children have started their own Bingwa clubs. <br /><br /></p> <p>The magazine was initially published every term and distributed free of charge to primary schools in Kenya and Uganda. Since 2014, the magazine has been produced once a year to coincide with the "Day of the African Child" on June 16. In collaboration with Save the Children International, the distribution of the magazine increased from 10,000 to 50,000 copies and includes eight African countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. The expanded publication began with a special Africa Child Day edition (issue 12) celebrating past, present, and future accomplishments and challenges. The content covered a wide range of topics, including lessons on success, leadership, integrity, fighting corruption, health and nutrition, tree planting, and education, among others. <br /><br /></p> <p>The focus on fighting corruption has been chosen because of its pervasive impact on every aspect of society - governance, education, service delivery - and because the publishers believe that building good citizenship and integrity in the next generation will curb corruption in the future.<br /><br /></p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bingwa.org/index.php/about-us" target="_blank">Bingwa Online</a> is a web platform where Bingwa readers can spend more time learning by playing games, watching videos, reading stories, viewing photographs, and downloading artwork. Readers can also <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bingwa.org/index.php/bingwa-magazine" target="_blank">read issues of Bingwa magazine online.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Democracy and Governance, Education, Rights.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BINGWA Magazine is published and distributed by Child Africa, a child-support non-profit organisation that operates in Kenya and Uganda and has close ties with Norway.<Br /><br /></p> <p>The publication was created upon realizing that the "majority of African children have no reading materials to enhance a reading culture and feed their curiosity and creativity. Most of Africa’s children are exposed only to their school text books. Little attention is paid to providing them with supplementary reading materials. The economic and social realities in the continent have discouraged private publishers from seeking to fill this void."<br /><br /></p> <p>According to the publishers, one copy of Bingwa magazine is read by over 100 children. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Africa Child, Save the Children International</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/claudiah-caroline-gachimbi-africa-child-kenya">Claudiah Caroline Gachimbi - Africa Child Kenya</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/julie-solberg-child-africa">Julie Solberg - Child Africa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/rino-solberg-child-africa">Rino Solberg - Child Africa</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bingwa.org/index.php/about-us" target="_blank">Bingwa website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bingwa.org/index.php/news-and-events/385-an-exciting-journey" target="_blank">Bingwa magazine: An Exciting Journey</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.childafrica.org/BingwaMagazine.aspx/Step1" target="_blank">Child Africa website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.betterglobe.com/Scripts/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/pdf/Bingwa_Brochure_2014.pdf" target="_blank">Bingwa Brochure</a> - all accessed on February 15 2015. </p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bingwa-magazine#comments Kenya Uganda Experiences Anti-Corruption Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Participation Entertainment Governance and Democracy Print News/Information Education NGOs Rights Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Democracy and Governance Africa Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:26:55 +0000 aventh 9353570 at http://www.comminit.com Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan http://www.comminit.com/global/content/annual-report-2013-polio-eradication-initiative-afghanistan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/afghan.png" alt="" title="Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, April 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.polioeradication.org/Portals/0/Document/InfectedCountries/Afghanistan/AnnualReport_PEI_Afgh_2013.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 45-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/suraya-dalil-ministry-public-health-afghanistan">Suraya Dalil - Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.polioeradication.org/Infectedcountries/Afghanistan.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GPEI website</a>, accessed February 13 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/polio-eradication-initiative-afghanistan-national-emergency-action-plan-neap-july-2013-j">Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP), July 2013 - June 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/annual-report-2013-polio-eradication-initiative-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/annual-report-2013-polio-eradication-initiative-afghanistan#comments Afghanistan Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Radio Television Government Departments Research Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:10:22 +0000 kdevries 9353538 at http://www.comminit.com Putting journalists on the driving seat to end child marriages http://www.comminit.com/global/content/putting-journalists-driving-seat-end-child-marriages <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mamoletsane-headshot-252x300.jpg" alt="Mamoletsane Khati" title="Mamoletsane Khati" width="84" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Mamoletsane Khati, February 18 2015 - In a region where child marriage reigns supreme and is silently accepted by many as a "normal" practice, the media needs to take charge and correct misconceptions.</p> <p>And that is exactly what journalists from four Southern Africa countries are doing after receiving support from regional communication for development organization Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf).</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/putting-journalists-driving-seat-end-child-marriages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/putting-journalists-driving-seat-end-child-marriages#comments Malawi Mozambique Zambia Zimbabwe Advocacy Blogs: Media Development Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents News Media NGOs Rights Youth Featured Panos Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Policy Blogs Media Development Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:09:55 +0000 Panos Institute Southern Africa 9353516 at http://www.comminit.com The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda http://www.comminit.com/global/content/role-media-child-protection-challenges-and-opportunities-uganda <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/childprotection.jpg" alt="" title="The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Baseline Survey Report on Media and Child Protection in Uganda </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, September 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This 63-page report discusses findings of a study exploring child protection in the media in Uganda. The study examined the policy and legal environment, media coverage, and the relationship between civil society organisations, government, and media as it relates to child protection. Together with similar studies conducted in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, the research is intended to provide baseline data for the "Strengthening Media Agency for Child Protection" project being implemented by Panos Eastern Africa.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.panosea.org/docs/pub/1407327784Media%20in%20Chid%20Protection.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/303072">Panos Eastern Africa</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.panosea.org/Panosea/Publications/Publications" target="_blank">Panos Eastern Africa website</a> on February 3 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/role-media-child-protection-challenges-and-opportunities-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/role-media-child-protection-challenges-and-opportunities-uganda#comments Uganda Strategic Thinking Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media Rights Communicating with, for and about children Global Community Radio - Africa Africa Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:21:09 +0000 aventh 9353507 at http://www.comminit.com